By splitpea922 Latest Reply 2013-02-08 13:26:26 -0600
Started 2013-02-01 07:56:44 -0600

Hello all. I am new here. I have been a type one diabetic for about a year now (I am 27 years old). What triggered my diabetes was a medication that I was taking for miagraines. I went from pre-diabetic to Type one is 3 months. Anyways, I am on an insulin pump and check my blood sugar 8-10 times a day. My blood sugars are always uber high though (250-400+) i think due to my poor diet and my depression. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any good resources to help map out a meal plan that will help me better control my blood sugars. I really would like to get things under control. I am starting to wonder if constant high blood sugars is causing my fatigue and sicky feeling.

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Gwen214 2013-02-08 13:26:26 -0600 Report

For me, it's portion control. Stay away from sweets, eat raw vegetables and fruit and eat lean protein, whole grains. If you see a nutritionist/ educator, that may be helpful.

jayabee52 2013-02-01 10:14:50 -0600 Report

Howdy Splitpea! Welcome to DC.

If you will take a smidge of advice from a type 2 who manages his Diabetes Mellitus (DM) with meal planning and no exogenous insulin injections? To get your Blood Glucose (BG) levels under better control it may simply be a matter of keeping your carbohydrate counts down.

I don't eat any "simple" carbs or starches at all. I will eat the complex carbs such as veggies or berry fruits, but I avoid starchy veggies, and all grain based products.

I have requested your friendship. Please accept so I can send you a private message as to exactly what I did to stop my needing to inject insulin into my body.

You as a DMt1 may not be able to stop your insulin pump, but you may be able to cut your pump back to a lower basal rate and avoid some potential complications.



manapua72 2013-02-01 09:20:03 -0600 Report

Hi … Wow those numbers r pretty high … What pump do u have ??? Do you like having a pump ??? From my experience and from having many friends with the pump , usually not always usually your #'s get stable , go lower and I end up using less insulin too … So I'm thinking u check your blood glucose eating meals and punching that # into your pump and then u r counting the carbs of the meal you're about to eat and punching that # into pump right ??? Well even with a pump u NEED to eat HEALTHIER . Yes a poor diet will defeat the pump … Remember for the pump to work , you need to work with it … I don't have a specific meal plan but many here do and I'm sure they will share with you … I just try to cut carbs and eat smaller portions … I've also found that EXERCISE really helps … Fatigue and sicky feeling caused by high blood sugar ??? Of course !!!!!!!!!!! That's how I felt , which is why i went to doctor , then I was told I was diabetic …